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#11422548 - 02/18/16 09:51 AM How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts?
ScottA Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 22
Loc: Canton
Went to the lake for the first time this week. I had heard there is a Zebra Mussel problem there. The visibility was 18" on average. I'm thinking because of the high water it is not as clear as it will get. I'd like to hear from regulars to the lake, is 18" visibility the norm?

Thanks in advance.

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#11422564 - 02/18/16 09:57 AM Re: How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts? [Re: ScottA]
horseplaydvm Offline
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Registered: 05/07/09
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Loc: Ok, USA
There are certain creeks that will have clearer water than others on that lake. Not hard to figure out just by driving around and taking a quick look.
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#11422606 - 02/18/16 10:14 AM Re: How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts? [Re: ScottA]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 1667
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Yes the lake gets pretty clear compared to other lakes in the area.

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#11422656 - 02/18/16 10:31 AM Re: How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts? [Re: ScottA]
04champ Offline
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Registered: 04/22/15
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depends

when there is grass in Sand I've seen 6ft + visibility

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#11422693 - 02/18/16 10:50 AM Re: How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts? [Re: ScottA]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
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Loc: Denton
Summer time not much wind and no rain for a while you can get 3-4ft. visibility. This year with all the flooding it has stayed kinda stained.
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#11422902 - 02/18/16 12:19 PM Re: How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts? [Re: ScottA]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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With grass and no rain and low winds it can get very clear 7-8 ft visibility but I imagine 3-4 ft will be as clear as it will get this year.
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#11423273 - 02/18/16 02:30 PM Re: How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts? [Re: ScottA]
ElitePro Offline
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Registered: 01/26/16
Posts: 39
what lake doesn't have a zebra mussel problem

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#11423302 - 02/18/16 02:39 PM Re: How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts? [Re: ScottA]
ScottA Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 22
Loc: Canton
When I think zebra mussels effecting water clarity I was thinking Roberts gets clear like lake Ontario or Erie where you get 20' visibility. Thanks for clearing that up...pun intended.

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#11423373 - 02/18/16 03:10 PM Re: How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts? [Re: ScottA]
steve Mbass Offline
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Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 435
Loc: Frisco
I bet last year before the floods came it was at least 8 feet, it was crazy.

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#11423387 - 02/18/16 03:19 PM Re: How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts? [Re: ScottA]
04champ Offline
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Originally Posted By: ScottA
When I think zebra mussels effecting water clarity I was thinking Roberts gets clear like lake Ontario or Erie where you get 20' visibility. Thanks for clearing that up...pun intended.


it has improved it substantially, but not to that level

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#11423994 - 02/18/16 08:17 PM Re: How clear does the water get on Ray Roberts? [Re: ScottA]
Barrett Offline
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Registered: 05/27/09
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Loc: Denton Texas
You will lucky to have 2 foot visibility this year.

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